The best summer read for meeting professionals while relaxing under the pine trees with a cold drink in your hand!

Dear reader,

while you are already enjoying the well-deserved summer vacations (at least we hope you are) we made sure you keep track of all the fresh news and happenings in the meetings industry. We guarantee you won’t be bored reading this year’s novelties in our industry while listening to the calming sounds of sea waves.

BEHIND THE SCENES

In our BEHIND THE SCENES segment, we took the soon-to-be-opened Hotel Intercontinental Ljubljana, a pioneer of modern luxury in Ljubljana under close examination. We teamed up with Mr. Miloš Cerović, General Manager and Ms. Saša Zor, Director of Sales & Marketing of InterContinental Ljubljana, to get a feeling of what to expect in a month’s time.

SUBVENTIONS AND BID SUPPORT PRACTICES

In SUBVENTIONS AND BID SUPPORT PRACTICES, we talked to 10 destinations about the currently extremely hot topic – are destinations financially “bribing” international congresses? We asked New Europe destinations and their Convention Bureaus about the topic and, as you will see, most of them officially do not offer subventions.

FUTURE OF AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

The FUTURE OF AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT segment featured two brief interviews with Juraj Holub from Sli.do and Jan-Jaap In der Maur from Masters in Moderation. They gave us expert’s insight into some of their fresh and bold ideas on engaging your audience at events.

EXCLUSIVE MEETOLOGUE RESULTS

The special section of the new issue is hallowed to the KONGRES MEETOLOGUES 2017, one of our most comprehensive evaluations ever. Read through the EXCLUSIVE MEETOLOGUE RESULTS and see it if your destination made it to the list of the cream of the crop in the section of small, medium, large and extra-large meeting destinations.

SPECIAL REPORTS

We attended the Red Bull Air Race, visited the Logarska Valley and the fully renovated Hotel Plesnik, prepared a detailed reportage of Montenegro’s new hotel openings and wrote about special venues like the Sultan’s Hammam! Do not miss out on the secret pop-up venues and get some ideas on how to become even more creative when considering hosting an event. Last but not the least, we published the program for this year’s Conventa Crossover, the real marketing jungle, which will be held from 28th until 29th of August in the Hotel Lev.

Enjoy the read and prepare to get wild for the 2nd edition of Conventa Crossover!

Gorazd Čad, Editor-in-Chief of Kongres magazine

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